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ache

 (āk)
intr.v. ached, ach·ing, aches
1. To suffer a dull, sustained pain.
2. To feel sympathy or compassion: ached for his heartbroken friend.
3. To yearn or long: refugees who ached for their homeland.
n.
1. A dull, steady pain. See Synonyms at pain.
2. A painful sorrow.
3. A longing or desire.

[Middle English aken, from Old English acan.]

ache

(eɪk)
vb (intr)
1. to feel, suffer, or be the source of a continuous dull pain
2. to suffer mental anguish
n
a continuous dull pain
[Old English ācan (vb), æce (n), Middle English aken (vb), ache (n). Compare bake, batch]
ˈaching adj
ˈachingly adv

ache

(eɪk)

v. ached, ach•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to have or suffer a continuous dull pain.
2. to feel great sympathy, pity, or the like: His heart ached for the starving animals.
3. to feel painful eagerness; yearn; long: She ached to be the champion.
n.
4. a continuous dull pain.
[before 900; Old English acan]
ach′ing•ly, adv.

ache


Past participle: ached
Gerund: aching

Imperative
ache
ache
Present
I ache
you ache
he/she/it aches
we ache
you ache
they ache
Preterite
I ached
you ached
he/she/it ached
we ached
you ached
they ached
Present Continuous
I am aching
you are aching
he/she/it is aching
we are aching
you are aching
they are aching
Present Perfect
I have ached
you have ached
he/she/it has ached
we have ached
you have ached
they have ached
Past Continuous
I was aching
you were aching
he/she/it was aching
we were aching
you were aching
they were aching
Past Perfect
I had ached
you had ached
he/she/it had ached
we had ached
you had ached
they had ached
Future
I will ache
you will ache
he/she/it will ache
we will ache
you will ache
they will ache
Future Perfect
I will have ached
you will have ached
he/she/it will have ached
we will have ached
you will have ached
they will have ached
Future Continuous
I will be aching
you will be aching
he/she/it will be aching
we will be aching
you will be aching
they will be aching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been aching
you have been aching
he/she/it has been aching
we have been aching
you have been aching
they have been aching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been aching
you will have been aching
he/she/it will have been aching
we will have been aching
you will have been aching
they will have been aching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been aching
you had been aching
he/she/it had been aching
we had been aching
you had been aching
they had been aching
Conditional
I would ache
you would ache
he/she/it would ache
we would ache
you would ache
they would ache
Past Conditional
I would have ached
you would have ached
he/she/it would have ached
we would have ached
you would have ached
they would have ached
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ache - a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) painache - a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
hurting, pain - a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension"
odontalgia, toothache - an ache localized in or around a tooth
backache - an ache localized in the back
cephalalgia, head ache, headache - pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs
bellyache, gastralgia, stomach ache, stomachache - an ache localized in the stomach or abdominal region
earache, otalgia - an ache localized in the middle or inner ear
Verb1.ache - feel physical painache - feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?"
perceive, comprehend - to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"
catch, get - suffer from the receipt of; "She will catch hell for this behavior!"
twinge - feel a sudden sharp, local pain
twinge, prick, sting - cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin"
kill - be the source of great pain for; "These new shoes are killing me!"
2.ache - have a desire for something or someone who is not presentache - have a desire for something or someone who is not present; "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover"
die - languish as with love or desire; "She dying for a cigarette"; "I was dying to leave"
hanker, long, yearn - desire strongly or persistently
3.ache - be the source of painache - be the source of pain    
sting, bite, burn - cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face"
burn - feel hot or painful; "My eyes are burning"
itch - have or perceive an itch; "I'm itching--the air is so dry!"
hunger - feel the need to eat
thirst - feel the need to drink
act up - make itself felt as a recurring pain; "My arthritis is acting up again"
throb - pulsate or pound with abnormal force; "my head is throbbing"; "Her heart was throbbing"
shoot - cause a sharp and sudden pain in; "The pain shot up her leg"
cause to be perceived - have perceptible qualities

ache

verb
1. hurt, suffer, burn, pain, smart, sting, pound, throb, be tender, twinge, be sore Her head was hurting and she ached all over.
2. suffer, hurt, grieve, sorrow, agonize, be in pain, go through the mill (informal), mourn, feel wretched It must have been hard to keep smiling when his heart was aching.
noun
1. pain, discomfort, suffering, hurt, smart, smarting, cramp, throb, throbbing, irritation, tenderness, pounding, spasm, pang, twinge, soreness, throe (rare) You feel nausea and aches in your muscles.
2. anguish, suffering, pain, torture, distress, grief, misery, mourning, torment, sorrow, woe, heartache, heartbreak Nothing could relieve the terrible ache of fear.
3. longing, need, hope, wish, desire, urge, yen (informal), pining, hunger, craving, yearning, itch, thirst, hankering an overwhelming ache for support from others
ache for something or someone long for, want, desire, hope for, dream of, pine, covet, wish for, yearn for, lust for, thirst for, hunger for, crave for, hanker for, itch for, set your heart on, eat your heart out over She still ached for the lost intimacy of marriage.

ache

verb
1. To have or cause a feeling of physical pain or discomfort:
2. To experience or express compassion:
Idioms: be sorry, have pity.
3. To have a strong longing for:
Informal: hone.
noun
A sensation of physical discomfort occurring as the result of disease or injury:
Informal: misery.
Translations
أَلَموَجَع،أَلَميُؤْلِمُيَتُوقُ إلَىيُوجِع، يُؤلِم
bolestboletprahnouttoužit
gøre ondtsmertelænges stærkt
särkeäsärkyjomottaakipu
bolboljeti
fáj
dauîlangaverkjaverkur
痛み痛む
아프다아픔
skaudėtiskausmastrokšti
alktkārotsāpessāpēt
bolečinaboleti
värkvärkaha ont
เจ็บปวดความเจ็บปวด
đausự đau nhức

ache

[eɪk]
A. N (= pain) → dolor m
I have an ache in my sideme duele el costado
full of aches and painslleno de achaques or goteras
with an ache in one's heartcon mucho pesar
B. VI
1. (= hurt) → doler
my head achesme duele la cabeza
it makes my head acheme da dolor de cabeza
I'm aching all overme duele todo
2. (fig) it was enough to make your heart acheera para romperle a uno el alma
my heart aches for youlo siento en el alma
3. (= yearn) → desear, suspirar (for por) I am aching for yoususpiro por ti
I am aching to see you againme muero por volver a verte
I ached to helpme moría por ayudar

ache

[ˈeɪk]
nmal m, douleur f
aches and pains → les maux et les douleurs stomach ache
vi
(= be sore) → faire mal, être douloureux/euse
My head aches
BUT J'ai mal à la tête.
I'm aching all over
BUT J'ai mal partout.
(= suffer) (emotionally) [person] → souffrir
my heart was aching → j'avais le cœur gros
my heart aches for them → j'ai le cœur gros pour eux
My heart aches for the victims of this shooting and their families → J'ai le cœur gros pour les victimes de cette fusillade et leurs familles.
(= yearn) to ache to do sth → être rongé(e) par le désir de faire qch
to ache for sth (for sth in the past)se languir de qch; (for sth in the future)être rongé(e) par le désir de qch

ache

n(dumpfer) Schmerz m; I have an ache in my sideich habe Schmerzen in der Seite; a few little aches and painsein paar Wehwehchen (inf); with an ache in one’s heart (fig)mit wehem Herzen (liter)
vi
(= hurt)wehtun, schmerzen; my head/stomach achesmir tut der Kopf/Magen weh; it makes my head/arms achedavon tut mir der Kopf/tun mir die Arme weh; I’m aching all overmir tut alles weh; it makes my heart ache to see him (fig)es tut mir in der Seele weh, wenn ich ihn sehe; my heart aches for youmir bricht fast das Herz (also iro)
(fig: = yearn) to ache for somebody/somethingsich nach jdm/etw sehnen; to ache to do somethingsich danach sehnen, etw zu tun; I ached to help himes drängte mich, ihm zu helfen

ache

[eɪk]
1. n (pain) → dolore m, male m
stomach ache → mal m di stomaco
I've got stomach ache or (Am) a stomach ache → ho mal di stomaco
I'm full of aches and pains → mi fa male dappertutto, sono pieno di dolori
2. vi (hurt) → far male, dolere
it makes my head ache → mi fa venire or mi dà il mal di testa
I'm aching all over → sono tutto indolenzito, mi duole dappertutto
it made her heart ache to see ... (fig) → le piangeva il cuore vedere...
3. vt (yearn) to ache to do sthmorire dalla voglia di fare qc

ache

(eik) noun
a continuous pain. I have an ache in my stomach.
verb
1. to be in continuous pain. My tooth aches.
2. to have a great desire. I was aching to tell him the news.

ache

أَلَم, يُؤْلِمُ bolest, bolet gøre ondt, smerte Schmerz, schmerzen πόνος, πονώ doler, dolor särkeä, särky avoir mal, douleur bol, boljeti dolore, far male 痛み, 痛む 아프다, 아픔 pijn, pijn doen smerte, verke ból, boleć doer, dor болеть, боль värk, värka เจ็บปวด, ความเจ็บปวด ağrı, ağrımak đau, sự đau nhức 疼痛,

ache

n. dolor constante, padecimiento,
pop. achaque.

ache

n dolor sordo, dolor persistente; side — dolor de costado, dolor en el costado; stomach — dolor de estómago; vi doler
References in classic literature ?
The smart of her hand and the ache of her heart were forgotten in the sting of the thought, "I shall have to tell at home, and they will be so disappointed in me
I tried to go to sleep, but the jolting made me bite my tongue, and I soon began to ache all over.
Her head began to ache, and the lights on the altar swayed before her eyes.
I was there to protect and defend the little creatures in the world the most bereaved and the most lovable, the appeal of whose helplessness had suddenly become only too explicit, a deep, constant ache of one's own committed heart.
That'll do,--take care, child,--don't, you make my head ache," said the mother, after she had languidly kissed her.
Them poor things was that glad and happy it made my heart ache to see them getting fooled and lied to so, but I didn't see no safe way for me to chip in and change the general tune.
Numbers and sizes and distances are so great, here, that we have to be made so we can FEEL them - our old ways of counting and measuring and ciphering wouldn't ever give us an idea of them, but would only confuse us and oppress us and make our heads ache.
And when you've got it, you want--oh, you don't quite know what it is you DO want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so
No consciousness of self interposed between her and her filial service; then, as the weeks passed, little blighted hopes began to stir and ache in her breast; defeated ambitions raised their heads as if to sting her; unattainable delights teased her by their very nearness; by the narrow line of separation that lay between her and their realization.
John till my sinews ache, I SHALL satisfy him--to the finest central point and farthest outward circle of his expectations.
They are long enough already,' observed Master Linton, peeping from the doorway; 'I wonder they don't make his head ache.
The walls were whitewashed as white as milk, and the patchwork counterpane made my eyes quite ache with its brightness.